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What's your favorite The Who album?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by zambon12, Apr 7, 2017.

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  1. zambon12

    zambon12 Active Member Thread Starter

    South America
  2. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Diver Dan

    Alpine, TX
    The Who Sell Out.
  3. RememberaDay

    RememberaDay Active Member

    Columbia, MO
    First post on this site! I was surprised to see The Who Sell Out in the lead. It is a great album, what with the nostalgic radio sequencing and of course the best Who song ever imho, I Can See For Miles.
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  4. Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy
    Live at Leeds
    Live at the Isle of Wight
    Who's Next
    Sell Out
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  5. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA

  6. For the Record

    For the Record Forum Resident

    Ontario Canada
    As an overall collection of songs, I had to go with Tommy.
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  7. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Who's Next, for me. I have to have Getting in Tune.
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  8. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    Tommy is very near and ear to my aging heart for personal reasons as well as musical. It's the first album I ever heard by The Who (at age 11) and I still recall it being played on one of the local FM stations repeatedly when it had just come out. Something about it resonated with me instantly and I begged one of my aunts to get it for me for my upcoming birthday in 1969 Unfortunately, I don't still have that original copy but it's been faithfully replaced by the Classic Records 200g LP version as well as the deluxe 2-CD set and the Lp sized box set. The "Listening To You" sequence is my all time favorite coda-repetition in all of Rock. It's my 9th favorite album of all time (yes, I have a definitive top 10...but it doesn't go any further).
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  9. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    I went with Tommy (big surprise), with Who's Next as a close second.
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  10. wiseblood

    wiseblood Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    Who's Next. Everything else just doesn't work for me. It's either mid to late 60s where they are having a TERRIBLE time putting an album statement together (minus Tommy) or post Who's Next where Pete is trying WAY too hard to be sophisticated sounding.

    That's right - crucify me: I cannot STAND Quadrophenia. The chords and some of the chord progressions on some of those songs annoy the hell out of me.

    If I could have it my way, they'd forever be the band they were between 68 and 71.
  11. johnaltman

    johnaltman Forum Resident

  12. 905

    905 Senior Member

    St. Louis
    The Who Sell Out, then Who Are You.
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  13. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

  14. Tristero

    Tristero Touching from a distance

    The Who Sell Out. They were just coming into their peak powers as musicians and composers, but there's an infectious sense of fun that was missing from some later releases. I'm a little burnt out on Who's Next, but I still enjoy revisiting my expanded Lifehouse playlist.
  15. Thievius

    Thievius This is my sweet custom title, yo

    Syracuse, NY
    Tommy, but Sell Out and Who's Next are very close behind. Tommy was my first Who album so nostalgia gives it that slight edge.

    By the way Kids Are Alright is also amazing. Don't know why its not in the poll.
    Oh - and Leeds!
  16. WildRanger

    WildRanger Member

    Quadrophenia is first, Tommy is second and Who's Next is third for me.
  17. Rapid Fire

    Rapid Fire Hyperactive!

    Mansfield, TX, USA
    Who's Next

    Who Are You was the first Who album I ever had, so it hold's a special place for me, but Who's Next is the best overall IMO.
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  18. cungar

    cungar Forum Resident

    Torrance, CA
    I've never heard anyone say they didn't like an album for that reason
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  19. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

  20. humpf

    humpf Allowed to write something here.

    From the list? A Quick One :hide:

    But I like their 60s singles, Live at Leeds or possíbly even Isle of Wight more.
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  21. sami

    sami Just a member

    Down The Shore
    Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy
    My Generation
    A Quick One
    The Who By Numbers
  22. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    Right now I'd say the Who Sell Out
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  23. Ray Blend

    Ray Blend Forum Resident

    The Midwest
    Usually it's Happy Hack.
  24. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    Every song is great except for "My Wife"
    I also rate THE WHO SELL OUT, TOMMY, and QUADROPHENIA very highly.
  25. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    That's pretty much the same reason I chose this as well.
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